Michigan Christians for Life

 John 8:44 and Abortion
Rev.Dr. Art Steven
Jesus Saves

Whenever I am told that abortion is legal, I am always reminded of Jesus' remarks to those who did not believe that He was the Messiah. Concerning their claim that Abraham was their father, Jesus said; "Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:44). In other words their works revealed their true sonship, to the devil, because kinship to God is proven by our conduct. I use this same verse to trace back to the author of abortion on demand.

Abortion was made into law on the basis of lies. The leaders of the pro abortion cause had the propensity to distort facts and lie in order to propagate their agenda. In the end it helped to bring about the favorable decision in Roe v Wade. Consider the following:

Dr Bernard Nathanson, one of the original leaders of the pro-abortion movement and co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (N.A.R.A.L.) who is now pro life said, " How many deaths were we talking about when abortion was illegal? In N.A.R.A.L. we generally emphasized the drama of the individual case, not the mass statistics, but when we spoke of the latter it was always "5,000 to 10,000 deaths a year." I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose the others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the "morality" of the revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics. The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason which had to be done was permissible." (Source; Bernard Nathanson, M.D., Aborting America (New York; Doubleday, 1979), 193.}

The real numbers , borne out in the best official statistical studies available, the U.S. Bureau of Vital Statistics Center for Disease Control, revealed that there were only 24 women who died from illegal abortions in 1972, the year before Roe v Wade legalized abortion in all 50 states.

Norma McCorvey, the woman whose Supreme Court case (Roe v Wade) helped to make abortion on demand legal is now pro-life. In a 1998 interview she said, "Abortion has been founded on lies and deception from the very beginning. All I did was lie about how I got pregnant. I was having an affair. It all started out as a little lie. I said what I needed to say. But, my little lie grew and grew and became more horrible with each telling. Sarah and Linda's (the pro abortion attorneys in Roe) eyes seemed blinded to my obvious inability to tell the same story twice. It was good for the cause. It read well in the newspapers. With the help of willing media, the credibility of well-known columnists, the lie became known as the truth these past 25 years."

An interesting thing about both Nathanson and McCorvey was their conversion to Christianity that occurred shortly after similar convictions that abortion was murder.

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